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College of Design Faculty-Staff Convocation & Awards

August 30, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

College of Design faculty and staff are invited to attend the College of Design’s Faculty-Staff Convocation & Awards from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 30 in the Speer Room at Reiman Gardens to celebrate the start of the 2023–24 academic year. At this welcome event, the dean will give a brief “state of the college” address, recognize our 2023 faculty and staff award recipients and introduce new administrators, faculty and staff. A reception with food and beverages will follow.

This year’s honorees include:

  • College of Design Academic Advising Award – Mike Ford, Interior Design
  • Dean’s Award for Extraordinary Performance – Carl Rogers, Landscape Architecture
  • Faculty Award for Extraordinary Performance – Jae Hwa Lee, Interior Design
  • Faculty-Staff Research Award – April Eisman, Art and Visual Culture
  • Polster Family Teaching Award – Mike Ford, Interior Design
  • P&S Staff Award for Extraordinary Performance
    – Julie Robison, Institute for Design Research and Outreach
    – Saylor Upah, Design Administration


August 30, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Speer Room, Reiman Gardens
1407 University Blvd
Ames, IA 50011 United States
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